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want to share about your member his of j.r. ewing, larry hagman, major nelson. >> send that to us. thanks for starting your morning with us. >> much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm victor blackwell. 8:00 on the east coast and 5:00 out west. thanks for starting your day with us. starting with some sad news from the entertainment world. as we've been following this morning, the death of larry hagman. his family says at 81 years old he died of complications from cancer. >> you have dishonored my daddy's name and everything he stood for. maybe you and bobby can live with this, but i can't. >> that's the character he's best known for. the j.r. ewing character from "dallas," one of the best known tv characters of the last 30 years really. d "dallas" was a long running hit in the '70s and '80s and you may remember him as major nelson from "i dream of jean any." barbara eden said i had the pleasure of watching the texas tornado that was larry hagman. can i honestly say that we've lot not just a great actor
" will be remembered for his character, j.r. ewing. he was as charismatic as he was evil. he was one of the most colorful and villainous characters on television. j.r. ewing. >> you'll find other ways to skin a cat. >> reporter: when larry hagman took the role on, it was only supposed to last a few weeks. but "dallas" became a hit and part of television history. in his last sitdown interview with wfaa, hagman revealed -- >> i thought we would get six shows out of this and walk away and go on vacation. >> reporter: no vacation, as hagman's character, the mischievous oil tycoon and his antics made "dallas" one of the biggest hits in the '80s. and recently, hagman and his co-stars were reunited as the show was retooled for modern times. >> i hate to hit a man below the belt. but you know i will. >> reporter: he also made the cowboy hat cool to wear. hagman died last night due to complications from throat cancer. the family released a statement saying, larry's family and close friends had joined him in dallas for the thanksgiving holiday. when he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. it was a pea
earnings from all sources. >> reporter: remembered as j. r. ewing with the swagger and grit, he was one of the world's most famous actors, during the height of dallas's popularity. >> who shot jr? how many parodies were that of that. >> the evil side, machiavellian plotting... >> reporter: fellow cast members released statements. linda gray, who was his on screen wife was with him in his final moments, he was creative, generous, funny and loving and talented and there could have been no j. r. without him. >> he left a legacy of being a top-notch villain and had the little laugh and he was relentless in his pursuit, he was just j. r. >> but i do! >> harris: too distraught to face the cameras, was barbara eden, and she recalls the texas tornado, a whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles and unrestrained personality. >> harris: the come back of "dallas", a couple of seasons ago was so skeeuccessful and a season starts and i wonder how fans will handle his death and the story line. >> reporter: the writers are doing so, as well, harris, and "entertainment weekly" is reporting that he completed
of j.r. ewing in the show "dallas." it's a role that he always called his favorite. peter fonda said goodbye to his friend on twitter, saying hagman brought so much fun to everyone's life. cnn entertainment corresponde m correspondent careen winter joins us. i understand that you are at larry hagman's star on the hollywood walk of fame. are people showing up to pay their respects? >> not yet, but you can bet that will change as the morning continues. we are right next to larry hagman's star. still quite early here, so i'm sure there are many people who are waking up just finding out about the sad news. perhaps they're still unaware. that's very popular strip in hollywood. you can bet things will pick up as the morning continues. but you mentioned some of thely in. some people absolutely stunned. for example, barbara eden, best known from "i dream of jeannie," the 1960s hit, larry hagman's co-star, she took to facebook to really detail her feelings, how she's feeling right now. she wrote "i, like many others, believed he had beat cancer, and yet we're reminded that life is never, ever
, remembering very fondly. he created one of television's most iconic characters j.r. ewing on the longtime drama "dallas." a rather nasty guy that people loved to hate. before that, he played a nice guy, captain tony nelson on "i dream of jeannie." he appeared here on "today" last june, and we'll have a look back at his life and career next. >> a legend, absolutely. >>> it is the day after black friday and people were going crazy hunting for bargains, so as you do your shopping this weekend, we'll reveal some ingenious tricks retailers use to get you to spend more and more of your hard-earned cash. >>> speaking of shopping, today is small business saturday. a day for you to support the local mom and pop shops in your town. you can do it every day, of course. something very important to new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who will join us to talk about it in our next half hour. >>> then an unusual punishment for a convicted killer in oklahoma. a teenager was sentenced to spend ten years in church after pleading guilty to manslaughter. the ruling has sparked a legal dispute and we'll hear
major nelson on "i dream of jeannie" but in the eighties it was his portrayal of j.r. ewing on the prime-time soap "dallas." larry hagman died friday after a battle with throat cancer. >>> possible new wrinkle in the fiscal cliff talks. both sides are going to be able to iron that out before we wring in 2013. we're hoping, right? we'll talk about that, it's next. plus the lessons that can be learned from the new film "lincoln." we're going to talk to the woman who wrote the book on it. if you think you missed out on black friday prices at the home depot, think again. black friday prices are still here. instore and online, right now. where prices have been cut, chopped, and sanded... ...on the most powerful tools that cut... ...chop... ...and sand. so we, or somebody on our list, can do the same. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. get a special buy on a ryobi 2 piece lithium ion kit for just $99. ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] choose the same brand your mom trusted for you. children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommended by pedia
passed away friday in a dallas hospital after battling complications from cancer. his j.r. ewing course, of the tomorrow villain oil man on the long- running abc tv show and dallas was only part of his acting repertoire. but it guaranteed his legend in tv history. a season finale cliff hanger in the 1980 called who shot j.r. was fuelled by 350 million people in 57 countries. that actor was up more noble enough that hagman recently used his j.r. role on the new version of dallas. he was also on the '60s popular tv series i dream of jeannie and acted on broadway. hagman, the son of broadway actress mary martin was 81 years old. >> it did get crowded roughly 11,000 people have been in line. this was up from $9 and led a share a lot of the black friday wrapped up at dawn. there was drama at a victoria's secret store where people jammed in the doorway waiting for the store to open. off some of them were pushing and shoving. the door man pleaded for them to stay, and that she would not open the door to this simmer down. employees stated that the waffle iron cause riots. this mall the michigan
." >> he was j.r. ewing and he was a texas native. he died on friday surrounded by his family. >>> crime is up in neighborhoods hit hardest by superstorm sandy. burglaries have spiked and rockaways in long island averaged two burblies a -- burglaries a day. there was one reported in a week's time last year. >>> they became instant santas this weekend. they recovered $2 million in toys and other goods stolen from a canadian salvation army. they found the items in a commercial warehouse in northwest toronto. there was so much stuff, they needed three big rigs to haul away the merchandise. in toronto, they have been fired over the incident and no criminal charges have been fired. >> they are asking drivers to fill the boot. > >> thank you. >> happy holidays. >>> firefighters collected donations from drivers yesterday on the expressway. it is all part of the campaign for the san jose firefighter burn foundation. >> we do an annual kid's burn camp so kids with visible burn scars can be with kids just like them and they don't have to worry about being teased. >> the fill the boot campaign runs
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